Guyz and gals, I've got a question for you.. but here's the story.
Friday night, I finally fitted a new bike computer to my new bike. Saturday would be the second time I'd take out my brand new bike for a bike ride and while I'd bought the computer before the 1st ride, it couldn't be fitted for lack of a special computer stick.
Normally I always measure up the circumference by taking chalk & a measuring tape to a parking lot or any other empty terrain with straigth white lines or anything else that's linear.
Roll out the bike a couple of times, measure distance, add the distances and divide by of measurements to get the average.
But as it was late at night already, I had to make do with the suggested circumference of Cateye, which I know to be faulty since the socalled 25mm listed (1 inch) was in reality just 20mm wide (yes, I have calipers).
The next day I'd be riding with someone I'd never met before. Guess what my date had done? The computer had been installed by the LBS and in the 3 years he'd been cycling with it, he had never thought of calibrating it... aaarrrrrgggghhhh!!!!
Sorry!!! I was even mad at myself for being too lazy to install the computer so late that I hadn't had time for measuring the circumference (could have done that sans computer as well) and here there's someone who didn't care at all.
OK, a cycling buddy of mine is pretty eccentric, so it wasn't much of a surprise to me that he had asked a LBS to install a bike computer and told him to err on the safe side. But someone who claims to have an administration job & used to be in techique????
Oh well, it's not all that important, it just really took me by surprise as measuring is so simple and I assumed that everyone would be like me and prefer a well-calibrated computer...
So what about you? Am i the only calibration geek here, or are there others like me? Are you even aware of how to do it? Do you care??
Curious calibration geek Ivana